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Events: July 2012

Cabot Community Tour

Sunday, July 1 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

"Rhode Island - Local, Fresh and Healthy: Celebrating the caring people, fresh products and healthy activities of Rhode Island that make our communities strong."

The mission of the Cabot Community Tour is for farmers, cooperatives, credit unions and volunteer groups to celebrate those shoe give their hearts, time and skills to strengthen our communities.

The tour takes place from May 12 through July 7 and includes people riding, walking and biking 2300 miles along the East Coast Greenway with events in eight communities along the way. Providence is the 7th of the eight community events. Our event will take place on Sunday, July 1, from 11am to 3pm at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park.

Hosted by Cabot and associated RI Community Groups at the Roger Williams Temple to Music: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.

Contact Bari George by e-mail for more information.

Elmwood Neighborhood Festival and Play Street

Saturday, July 7 | 8:30AM - 1:30PM | Providence, RI | directions

Come enjoy the opening of the Broad Street Farmers Market with a festival that celebrates the diversity, community, and good health of the Elmwood Neighborhood! Event is FREE and open to the public.

Farmers Market 8:30am-1:30pm
Performances 10am-1:30pm
Children's Events 10:30am-1:30pm

The Mayor and some other local dignitaries will be joining us around 11am for a short speaking program!

Kids activities run by:
Childrens Museum
City Arts
YMCA - Y on the Move

Musical performances by:
Burundi Drummers
Mark Fischer as Michael Jackson
Phil Edmonds
Mr. Hue
Quisqueya In Action Folklore

Tabling groups:

Elmwood Neighborhood Association and District 2 Crime Watch
Knight Memorial Library
Southside Community Land Trust
Groundwork Providence (Tree programs)
RI Resource Recovery Corp (RIRRC
Environmental Justic League
Grace Diaz, Diabetes program
EcoRI
Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence
AARP

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI and Elmwood Neighborhood Association at the Broad Street Farmers Market: 807 Broad Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Kayla Ringelheim at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Young Farmer's Night at Pat's Pastured

Tuesday, July 10 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions | website

The idea behind the Young Farmer Nights (YFN) is to build a community of young farmers, farm interns, and folks interested in food/farming in the southern New England area. We see each other at conferences and events, but rarely spend time together or see the amazing work we are all doing. YFN are a way for us all to get to see and learn from one another and get off our own farms for an evening. The model for each event (which move around to different farms in the area) is: to eat dinner together (usually potluck style), have a farm related activity (e.g.tour the fields or give a presentation on something that works well on your farm), and hang out (e.g. bonfire or play cards).

Hosted by Young Farmers at the Pat's Pastured: 951 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Pat McNiff at (401) 000-0000 or by e-mail for more information.

Grass-fed all year long - beef production workshop

Friday, July 13 | 10:00AM - 1:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions

**Free but please pre-register with Heather Faubert at hhf@uri.edu
Light snack provided

In 1979 Tom Carr Watson bequeathed his family's 265-acre farm to Historic New England. More than 200 years after Job Watson first worked the land, Watson Farm is still a working family farm. Don and Heather Minto use methods of sustainable agriculture to produce
quality grass -fed beef, lamb, and wool. Today the farm uses a system of management- intensive grazing to improve the fertility of the soil, to increase forage production, and to sequester carbon in the soil.

Hosted by URI Cooperative Extension & SARE at the Watson Farm: 455 North Rd., Jamestown, RI.

Contact Heather Faubert at (401) 874-2967 or by e-mail for more information.

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms 4th Annual Ladies Night Out

Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM | Western Cranston (Hope), RI | directions | website

Ladies, THIS is the event everyone’s talking about. You won’t want to miss it ! The $20 donation at the door covers a night of relaxing pampering treatments, delicious samples from our Farmers Market and local wineries, a farm tour, and much more. Once again, all proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).

The first 50 attendees will receive special swag bags at the door, and there will be plenty of door prizes all evening long! Bring a friend—or two, or three—to this great night out to benefit a great cause.

Hosted by Confreda Greenhouses and Farms at the Confreda Greenhouses and Farms: 2150 Scituate Avenue, Western Cranston (Hope), RI.

Contact Ray Aubin at (401) 827-5000 or by e-mail for more information.

A Midsummer Night's Feast In The Fields

Saturday, July 21 | 4:00PM - 9:00PM | Rehoboth, MA | directions

Seatings at 4PM, 5:30PM, 7PM
Reserve your seats!
Suggested Donation: $20-40

Menu:

Artisan bread with sea salt and honeyed butter
Fresh Rosasharn field salad with a French vinaigrette

Soft boiled Rosasharn eggs with our own homemade prosciutto and aioli

Vegetarian and meat entrees inspired by fine French cuisine featuring pastured and foraged foods from our land
Chez's own recipe ginger cake with boozy whipped cream

An assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Call or email with any questions and to reserve your seats

Hosted by Rosasharn Farm at the Rosasharn Farm: 57 County Street, Rehoboth, MA.

Contact Margiana at (401) 330-7153 or by e-mail for more information.

Young Farmer's Night at Scratch Farm

Tuesday, July 24 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

The idea behind the Young Farmer Nights (YFN) is to build a community of young farmers, farm interns, and folks interested in food/farming in the southern New England area. We see each other at conferences and events, but rarely spend time together or see the amazing work we are all doing. YFN are a way for us all to get to see and learn from one another and get off our own farms for an evening. The model for each event (which move around to different farms in the area) is: to eat dinner together (usually potluck style), have a farm related activity (e.g.tour the fields or give a presentation on something that works well on your farm), and hang out (e.g. bonfire or play cards).

Hosted by Young Farmers at the Scratch Farm: 35 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston, RI.

Contact Katie Miller at (401) 862-7945 or by e-mail for more information.